Hennepin County's Pathways program excels at training and retaining its own employees

More than 360 people have graduated since the job-training program started in 2014.
West Metro
15 minutes ago
Ethny Schuett

The write stuff: Hopkins kindergartner wins national handwriting contest

Charter school student did well from A to Z: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
West Metro
5:15am
A rendering shows Wayzata’s new ninth elementary school that will open in fall 2019 in Plymouth.

Wayzata school leaders vote to change boundaries

500-plus students will switch schools in a plan the Wayzata school board approved Monday night. The changes won't take effect until fall 2019.
West Metro
May 21

Commissioner Peter McLaughlin denied DFL endorsement

No one got the DFL nod for the Hennepin County seat, but Angela Conley came closest.
South Metro
May 21

Man charged in Scott County hit-and-run says he did it on purpose

Turns out the teen biker he hit was the wrong guy, driver allegedly tells cops.
West Metro
May 21
Jordan D. Washington

Man, 19, shot in car outside Richfield apartments has died; no arrests

Police said they are "still developing suspect information and a motive."
West Metro
May 19
Mark Haase

Mark Haase beats Mike Freeman for DFL endorsement as Hennepin attorney

Freeman plans to be on the ballot in November regardless of the endorsement vote, his son said.
West Metro
May 19

West metro police blotter, May 20

EDEN PRAIRIE MAY 7 Fire. A resident in the 10300 block of Balsam Lane reported burning some plastic and wanted fire officials to check the…
West Metro
May 19

West metro briefs: Wayzata school board postpones vote on new boundaries

After angry, tearful testimony from dozens of parents earlier this month, the Wayzata school board postponed its vote on new boundary lines and is…
West Metro
May 18

Bloomington firefighters free person trapped in I-494 crash

Two people were injured, with one trapped in a vehicle and taken to a hospital.
West Metro
May 18
Normandale Lake Estates resident Jurline Bryant had been evicted from another complex in Richfield two years ago under the same circumstances.

Once displaced in Richfield, renters now being forced out in Bloomington

Forced to leave Richfield complex, they face similar fate in Bloomington.
West Metro
May 17
Melissa Coleman, Samuels' grandmother hugged grandson Kemarion Prowell,11, who was outside when 7-year-old Keyaris Samuels shot himself. Samuels was h

Plymouth boy shot himself with loaded gun found in box, police say

Keyaris Samuels died Wednesday in an accidental shooting that Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said was preventable.
West Metro
May 17
Richfield police and deputies from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office investigate a shooting at the Richland Court apartments in Richfield.

Police investigate shooting at Richfield apartment complex

One man found shot in a car was taken to HCMC.
West Metro
May 17
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Hennepin County Board members ask why Southwest light rail cost keeps rising

A decision is expected by the end of May on the budget gap.
West Metro
May 17

7-year-old dies from gunshot wound in Plymouth

Police were called to the 6000 block of Shenandoah Lane for a report of a victim bleeding from the head.
South Metro
May 17

Kidnapping of ex-girlfriend outside Minnetonka workplace yields prison term

The Burnsville man pulled off the daylight abduction at gunpoint.
West Metro
May 16

Wood chipper piece flies off, killing tree trimmer in Richfield

The man reportedly was struck in the head by a piece of metal.
West Metro
May 16
Valerie Castile said the police officer who shot her son, Philando, had gone through Bulletproof Warrior training.

Dozens protest 'Bulletproof' police training at Mall of America

Foes say it fosters a violent mentality; some agencies no longer send officers to training.
West Metro
May 16
Irene Fernando

Hennepin County commissioner candidates look to diversify all-white board

There has never been a county commissioner of color; that may change.
West Metro
May 16
Gander Outdoors reopens another Twin Cities store

Gander Outdoors reopens another Twin Cities store

Gander Outdoors reopens another Twin Cites store
West Metro
May 15
The video clip of a black man being handcuffed by a Edina police officer disturbed many, who saw unnecessarily rough treatment by an officer.

Edina gives go-ahead to address 'long-term racial inequities'

City Council approves report by task force formed in response to a viral video of an Edina officer handcuffing a black man in 2016.